Thursday, 26 April 2018

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Ashwin and Gibbs Involved in a War of Words

Herschelle Gibbs

CAPE TOWN/NEW DELHI:  Oh Twitter, you never cease to disappoint. Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs found himself the victim of an unexpected attack from Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday. Ashwin, who was a part of India’s Test squad in the recently-completed three-match series in South Africa, posted a picture ...

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Mendis drives Sri Lanka to Twenty20 series sweep


SYLHET: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 to complete a 2-0 series sweep. Sri Lanka rode on Mendis ‘ 70 off 42 deliveries to post 210-4 and then bowled out the hosts for 135 in Sylhet. Skipper ...

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Tri-series T20: England beats New Zealand by 2 runs


HAMILTON: New Zealand will face Australia in the final of the Tri-Series despite losing to England by two runs in a deciding Twenty20 cricket international on Sunday. Captain Eoin Morgan returned from injury to help England avoid its fourth-straight loss in the series, scoring an unbeaten 80 from 46 balls ...

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Malik backs Sarfraz Ahmed to lead Pakistan in 2019 World Cup

Shoaib Malik

LONDON: Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik believes that Sarfraz Ahmed has done an excellent job as captain and should lead the national team during the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Sarfraz was in charge when Pakistan secured their first-ever Champions Trophy title in June last year. However, during their ...

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Tri-Series: England, New Zealand in fight for final spot

New Zealand England

ICC: England take on New Zealand in a do-or-die clash in the sixth Twenty20 International of the triangular series in Hamilton on Sunday, 18 February, for a chance to play Australia in the final. Australia’s record run-chase in their last league match against New Zealand on Friday meant England still ...

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Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB’s brand ambassador


LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed ex-cricketer and fast bowler as Advisor to Chairman Najam Sethi on Cricket/Brand Ambassador of the board. Sethi tweeted, “Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador PCB”. Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed Advisor to Chairman on Cricket Affairs/Brand Ambassador ...

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Ben Stokes arrives to join England teammates


AUCKLAND: No minutes are quite so egalitarian as those endured between disembarking an international flight and making it to the arrivals hall, as Ben Stokes learnt on Friday. Travelling without the privileges of a foreign dignitary or a rock star, England’s returning all-rounder spent the better part of an hour ...

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England batsman Rikki Wessels join PSL

Nottinghamshire's Riki Wessels during the LV=County Championship

LAHORE: All rounder Umaid Asif will join Peshawar Zalmi as cover for fast bowler Hasan Ali who is recovering from an ankle injury. England batsman Rikki Wessels will join Peshawar Zalmi as the seventh foreign player in place of Evin Lewis. Wessels joins at the back of a successful Natwest T20 ...

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Ishant Sharma joins Sussex

Ishant Sharma

LONDON: Ishant Sharma has decided to join English County for the first time in his career. The Indian Test specialist has signed up for County side Sussex. With the IPL set to take place from April 7 to May 27 and no Test matches scheduled for India immediately after that, ...

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